Stories about Literature
24 July 2016
8 July 2016
7 July 2016
Africans Aren't Staying Silent About a Scottish Woman's Patronizing and Factually Inaccurate Gap Year Memoir
"To everyone railing against #LintonLies, let this be a reminder that WE have to tell our own stories. Write a blog/short story/etc. CREATE."
28 June 2016
"He spoke his mind unafraid, he stirred the pot [...] He was a citizen of the world but always belonged to Barbados. He was a proud native son."
26 June 2016
23 June 2016
17 June 2016
"I left, because now there is no place for love there. I left, because there was no use in staying there. I left, because oppression and pain crossed all lines."
16 June 2016
3 June 2016
30 May 2016
The tours, which take place in Miraflores and Arequipa, are dedicated to Vargas Llosa, whose works include the novels Conversation in the Cathedral and Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter.
29 May 2016
Kwv txhiaj has its origins in southern China and Southeast Asia, is several centuries old and is kept alive through its singers. One of them calls the US Midwest home.
21 May 2016
Deborah Smith only started to learn Korean six years ago. Her translation of Han Kang's book "The Vegetarian" just won the Man Booker International Prize for fiction.
20 May 2016
For the first time, Aymara speakers will be able to enjoy in their native tongue Saint-Exupéry's book "The Little Prince", the story of a pilot and a mysterious boy.
19 May 2016
12 May 2016
"But for the 90s kids like me, Rana and Kazi Anwar Hussain are legends. I am indebted to them as they showed the world to me through those books."
4 May 2016
On meeting Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez, and highlights from a discussion about the novelist at the 2016 International Congress of the Spanish Language.
22 April 2016
In the Lead-Up to Trinidad and Tobago's Bocas Lit Fest, a Valediction for a Writer We Should Have Known Better
Trinidadian writer Irma Rambaran died In February, the scale and scope of her talent largely unknown. A pre-festival event at the Bocas Lit Fest begins the process of remedying that.
17 April 2016
16 March 2016
"Suzhou has been a place where literati gather since ancient times. It has a very good tradition of pursuing the ideal. But these traditions have almost vanished now."
15 March 2016
While some argue that respected authors from Portugal are being axed from the curriculum, others say priority should be given to the literature of Portuguese Africa and Latin America.